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11/12/2004

SCO May Have Hit the Legal Wall

The following text is from Dan Gillmor, just reproducing it here. This might be the end for SCO's case against Linux ... let's hope:

SCO May Have Hit the Legal Wall: "I don't have time to explain the long and complicated background to this, but people who care about Linux are at least vaguely familiar with the SCO Group's war on the open source operating system and IBM, a major and deep-pocketed proponent of Linux these days.

Groklaw now reports what may be the nail in the coffin for SCO's case, which always has sounded flimsy at best. A newly filed court document (big PDF) says Novell, which sold some technology to SCO a decade ago, explicitly retained all Unix copyrights in the process.

If this is correct, SCO's case may be just about cooked. Let's hope so."

[ Via Dan Gillmor's eJournal. ]

Posted on November 12, 2004 - 00:07

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